- the elongated woody core in which the grains of an ear of corn are embedded.
- Also called corncob pipe. a tobacco pipe with a bowl made from a corncob.
Origin of corncob
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There are pedants and bigots who insist that the jug must be stoppered with a corncob.Pipefuls
The judge stood at his gate a minute, lighting his corncob pipe.Back Home
Irvin S. Cobb
He puffed vigorously at his corncob, and continued to carve his ship model.Plowing On Sunday
Aunt Ailsey took up a corncob pipe from the stones and fell to smoking.The Battle Ground
Her uncle had risen and was feeling for his corncob pipe on the ledge above the door.Janice Day
Helen Beecher Long
- the core of an ear of maize, to which kernels are attached
- short for corncob pipe
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